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Jan 16, 2014
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LibriVox recording of Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard (1820 - 1889). Read in English by Cori Samuel; Andy Minter; Jc Guan; mb; Philippa; Anne Cheng; Anna Roberts; Ruth Golding; David Lawrence; Tom; TriciaG; lkku; Lucy Perry; Kim Stich; Phil Chenevert. Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. L. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1875. Pantomimes are a favourite Christmas...
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Jul 21, 2014
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Thank you for the compliment, dahszil. The way I saw it was that, although women could...

LibriVox recording of The Riddle Ring , by Justin McCarthy (1830–1912). Read by Ruth Golding . This romantic mystery - or mysterious romance - tells the tale of jilted lover, Jim Conrad, who discovers an unusual gold ring while on a visit to Paris. What is the story of the ring? Why is Clelia Vine so sad? Who is the nameless 'chief'? And how is a dour English barber in a Parisian salon mixed up in all this? The novel, published in 1896, was written by Justin McCarthy, an Irish nationalist,...
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Dec 30, 2007
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LibriVox recording of Stalky & Co., by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Tim Bulkeley. Rudyard Kipling published Stalky & Co. in 1899. Set at an English boarding school in a seaside town on the North Devon coast. (The town, Westward Ho!, is not only unusual in having an exclamation mark, but also in being itself named after a novel, by Charles Kingsley.) The book is a collection of linked short stories, with some information about the eponymous Stalky's later life. Beetle, one of the main trio,...
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LibriVox recording of The Vicar of Tours by Honoré de Balzac. (Translated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley.) Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Over twenty years before Anthony Trollope wrote The Warden, in which the gentle but unfortunate Rev. Septimus Harding becomes the prey of an investigative journalist, in 1831 Balzac published his Vicar of Tours. There too, a mild-mannered priest becomes the prey of powerful enemies, ecclesiastical, social and political. Abbé Birotteau is no...
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Oct 30, 2014
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LibriVox recording of Mrs. Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Herbert Jenkins' most popular fictional creation was Mr. Joseph Bindle, who first appeared in a humorous novel in 1916 and in a number of sequels. In the preface to the books, T. P. O'Connor said that "Bindle is the greatest Cockney that has come into being through the medium of literature since Dickens wrote Pickwick Papers". The stories are based on the comedic drama of life at work, at...
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LibriVox recording of The Great Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Tom Weiss English gentleman Hardross Courage has a good life. He has all the money he needs, enjoys sports and hunting, manages the family estate, and in general leads a satisfying life. On a trip to London to participate in a cricket match, Hardross is confronted by a man who forces his way into his hotel room imploring him to hide him. His reason - “They want to kill me”. So begins a tale that is likely to...
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Feb 10, 2018
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LibriVox recording of The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A businessman is found stabbed through the heart, the obvious suspect his partner: Oliver Hilditch. Hilditch seems destined for the gallows, but he is saved by brilliant defense attorney Francis Ledsam. It is a defense to be proud of, but Ledsam’s joy vanishes when Hilditch’s wife informs him that her husband is guilty of crimes far more monstrous than murder. Ledsam finds himself trapped...
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LibriVox recording of Devlin the Barber by B. L. Farjeon. Read in English by Lee Smalley The stabbing death of a beautiful young woman in a London park at night and the disappearance of her sister; a shocked and heartbroken young suitor; a terrified landlady and her simple husband; a recently unemployed man, the narrator, who is requested to investigate the crime; and the mysterious title character who, as his name suggests, has a devilishness about him in his psychic ability to read minds and...
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LibriVox recording of The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay. Read in English by Phil Benson Isabel Loment is engaged to the affectionate, but unemotional, Marshall Stokes. House-hunting for her aunt, she comes to Runhill Court, an ancient home with a mysterious staircase that is only visible to those with eyes to see it. Ascending the staircase, she meets Henry Judge, the owner of Runhill Court, and a passionate relationship develops, which neither can recall once they have descended the staircase...
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LibriVox recording of An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language, by Cuey-na-Gael. Read by Anna Simon. Jack O'Neill, an Irishman, has just returned from a month's holiday in The Netherlands. Before he left, he had boasted to his friends that he would learn the Dutch language within a fortnight. On his return, he has to admit that it wasn't quite that easy... He tells his friends stories about his clumsy attempts to speak Dutch, leading to many funny scenes. This audiobook contains both...
Topics: Librivox, Nederlands, audiobook, audioboek, Dutch, learning a language, humor, languages,...
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LibriVox recording of The Pickwick Papers (version 3) by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Hamlet Mr Pickwick, founder of the Pickwick Club, sets out with his three friends, Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle, to observe the world. They intend to travel to places in England remote from London, and observe their findings which they send back to the Club. In their journeys, they continually get themselves into all sorts of difficult but comical situations, from which they must extricate themselves,...
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett. Read in English by Arthur Krolman I am Roderick Random. This is the contemporary story of my struggle against the adversity of orphan-hood, poverty, press gangs, bloody duels, rival fortune hunters, and the challenge to be well-dressed through it all. In the course of recounting my adventures to you, dear reader, I will give you a front row seat to the characters of English eighteenth century life including highway...
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Feb 9, 2018
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Mr Prohack, an ordinary official in the Treasury and leading a hum-drum life, suddenly and unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money which, with a lucky investment, he turns into a fortune. This humorous book follows his progress and that of his wife, son and daughter who all, in their different ways, slowly get used to their new lives. - Summary by Simon Evers For further information, including links to online...
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LibriVox recording of John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope. Read by Simon Evers After a rather dissolute youth and having been disowned by his father, John Caldigate sets sail for Australia with his friend Dick Shand hoping to make his fortune in the goldfields in New South Wales. On the voyage, he meets Euphemia Smith and they conduct an indiscreet affair aboard. After various problems, Caldigate literally strikes gold and returns to England. On his return, Caldigate meets and marries a previous...
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LibriVox recording of International Short Stories Vol 2 by William Patten. Read by LibirVox Volunteers The second volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on 'English' short stories, although it includes writers from other parts of the British isles. It features pieces by William Thackeray, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, J.M. Barrie and many other favorites. Topics range from historical to science fiction, melodramatic to philosophic. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further...
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Dec 11, 2011
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LibriVox recording of A Child of the Jago, by Arthur Morrison. Read by Algy Pug. Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863, Poplar, London - 4 December 1945, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire) was an English author and journalist known for his realistic novels about London's East End and for his detective stories. Morrison's most famous novel is A Child of the Jago, published in 1896, The novel described in graphic detail living conditions in the East End, including the permeation of violence...
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Nov 5, 2014
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Arthur Kipps, an orphaned draper’s assistant of humble means, unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money and that is when all his troubles begin. Wanting to marry above his social class, he has to learn how to lead a genteel life, but that is too much for him. You would think that his decision to revert to Ann, his boyhood love, would solve his problems and bring him back to earth and contentment. But even now the consequences of being wealthy are not easy to live with. A poignant tale about...
Topics: Inheritance, Social improvement, Social class
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LibriVox recording of Laugh and Live by Douglas Fairbanks. Read by Tom Weiss. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Baghdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. His book, Laugh and Live, is a book about positive virtues and advice for leading a good, healthy, and successful life. An advisory about this book is in order. Published in...
Topics: audiobook, librivox, Douglas Fairbanks, Laugh and live, positive virtues, advice, healthy life,...
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Feb 19, 2014
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LibriVox recording of The Last Entry by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Lee Smalley This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his newly restored schooner, headed for the equator for the purpose of restoring his health. Also aboard are a captain and crew. Soon, distractions, diversions, discontent and much more occur. William Clark Russell (1844–1911) was an English writer best known for his...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, murder, mutiny, sea-faring, father-daughter relationship

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Nov 20, 2015
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LibriVox recording of Mr Munchausen by John Kendrick Bangs. Read in English by Kevin Green The author has discovered for us in this volume the present stopping place of that famous raconteur of dear comic memory, the late Hieronymous Carl Friederich, sometime Baron Munchausen, and he transmits to us some further adventures of this traveler and veracious relator of merry tales. There are about a dozen of these tales, and, judging by Mr. Bangs' recital of them, the Baron's adventures on this...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Version 3) by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Peter John Keeble. Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens's third novel following on from Pickwick Papers and Oliver twist. It has a cast of wonderful characters that include Wackford Squeers, the reprehensible and villainous headmaster whose reign of terror at his school in Yorkshire resulted in the abuse and deaths of many of his unwanted and orphaned children, Mr Vincent Crummles and...
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Jan 1, 2015
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LibriVox recording of An Eye for an Eye, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. Frank Urwin and Richard Cleugh are two bachelor journalists sharing a flat in London. One evening while chatting, Urwin receives a telegram from a police acquaintance to come to the local police station at once. Urwin visits Inspector Patterson who is greatly agitated. Patterson invites Urwin for a drink and tells him of a strange occurrence at a local house. The two visit the house where they discover a dead young...
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Apr 9, 2018
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LibriVox recording of An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus A short but typical Trollope romance in which a young nobleman is torn between love for an impoverished Irish girl and the expectations of his family that he will marry someone suitable for inheriting an Earldom - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, trollope, social class, Ireland

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LibriVox recording of The Highwayman by H. C. Bailey. Read by James E. Carson. A romance and adventure novel, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The book is much unlike the author's later detective short stories. The actual book is difficult to locate and appears to have been forgotten. It is not even listed by Wiki as part of the author's work, nevermind have any information on the book itself. (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of Irish Wit and Humor, by Anonymous. Read by James E. Carson. Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. ( Summary by JCarson ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, comedy, essay/short nonfiction, humor
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Jan 28, 2013
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LibriVox recording of The Lost House, by Richard Harding Davis. Read by Carolin. Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic , is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle. Although the Second Secretary tries to convince...
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Aug 19, 2011
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LibriVox recording of The Four Faces, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. Michael Berrington is a bachelor leading a quiet life in London. Overhearing a conversation at his club one day, he becomes interested in a discussion regarding a man named Gastrell. Gastrell is somewhat of a mystery to the club members in spite of his renting a house from one of them. Berrington’s interest in Gastrell intensifies as his fiancé, Dulcie Challoner, befriends a wealthy widow, Mrs. Connie Stapleton who...
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LibriVox recording of The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott. Read in English by tbragg; Gillian Hendrie; ToddHW; Neala; deongines; DrPGould The Black Dwarf is the first of the “Tales of My Landlord” series, which also includes The Bride of Lammermoor and The Heart of Midlothian. The third preliminary chapter depicts two horsemen arriving at the Wallace Inn in Gandercleugh, where one of the horsemen relates the tale. The story proper is set on the Scottish borders during the reign of Queen...
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LibriVox recording of Aleriel; or, A Voyage to Other Worlds by Wladislaw Lach-Szyrma. Read in English by TRUEBRIT When an Oxford undergraduate meets by chance, a mysterious stranger, during a walking tour of France, he does not know that the unusual charismatic being he has made the acquaintance of, is in fact a disguised alien being, named Aleriel. Coming from the planet of peace, Venus, this space traveler claims to be visiting Earth for the first time. Thus begins an unusual interplanetary...
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LibriVox recording of The Hand of Ethelberta, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Simon Evers. Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but became a governess and consequently, at the age of 18, married well. However, her husband died two weeks after the wedding. Her father-in-law, Lord Petherwin, died shortly afterwards. Ethelberta (now 21) lives with her mother-in-law, Lady Petherwin. In the three years that have elapsed since her marriage, Ethelberta has been treated to foreign travel and further...
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LibriVox recording of Barchester Towers (version 2) by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Nick Whitley. Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the 2nd novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". It follows on from The Warden, set some years later, with some of the same characters. Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began writing this book in...
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LibriVox recording of The Brushwood Boy by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Liam Neely The experiences in public school, Sandhurst and military life in India of Major George Cottar together with his adventures in the dream world he discovers and frequents. (Summary by Liam Neely) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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This book is the second in Bennett’s four books about life in the Five Towns (the real life Potteries in Staffordshire). It tells the story of Hilda before her marriage to Edwin Clayhanger (from the first book). Bennett explores Hilda's ambition to make a career for herself, her coming of age and her working experiences as a shorthand clerk and keeper of a lodging house in London and Brighton. He also shows her intensifying relationship with the enigmatic George Cannon that ends in her...
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope. MR SCARBOROUGH, wealthy owner of Tretton Park in Staffordshire, is dying. His eldest son and heir Mountjoy has gambled away his inheritance to avaricious money-lenders who hold post-obits to the entire value of the estate.Then Mr. Scarborough declares Mountjoy illegitimate. He claims that he only married his wife shortly before the birth of his second son Augustus, thus making him the real heir. Is this the truth ? - or a ploy...
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LibriVox recording of How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays by Mark Twain. Read in English by Claudia Salto In his inimitable way, Mark Twain gives sound advice about how to tell a story, then lets us in on some curious incidents he experienced, and finishes with a trip that proves life-changing. - Summary by Claudia Salto For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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LibriVox recording of The Last Chronicle of Barset, by Anthony Trollope. Both Trollope and some of his later critics have considered The Last Chronicle to be his greatest novel. Many of its characters are familiar from the earlier Barsetshire novels, including the Rev. Josiah Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, whose alleged theft of £20, together with the efforts of many to clear up the mystery, lie here at the center. Central also is the trying courtship between Major Grantly...
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LibriVox recording of The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Steve Gough LibriVox reader Nicholas Clifford calls this Trollope's best novel in his introduction to the collaborative version of this fine novel - and he is right! A wonderful study of its central character, the proud, irascible, tormented, poverty-stricken clergyman, Josiah Crawley, who pays a heavy price for his human failings when he is brought to trial for the alleged theft of a cheque for twenty...
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Mar 14, 2011
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship "Pirate", by Thornton Jenkins Hains. Read by Mark F. Smith. This is the tale of a perilous voyage aboard a clipper ship told by the second mate. He looks up to Trunnell, the first mate, who somehow manages to hold things together between a murdering former captain, a captain who may not actually be a captain, and a crew inclined to mutiny. This all leads to a surprising and satisfying ending. The author, Hains, wrote frequently of...
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LibriVox recording of The Exploits of Juve by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Fantômas was introduced a few years after Arsène Lupin, another well-known thief. But whereas Lupin draws the line at murder, Fantômas has no such qualms and is shown as a sociopath who enjoys killing in a sadistic fashion. He is totally ruthless, gives no mercy, and is loyal to none, not even his own children. He is a master of disguise, always appearing under an assumed identity, often...
Topics: Souvestre, Allain, Fanômas, Juve, Lady Beltham, mystery, French literature, French novel, Paris,...
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Apr 23, 2018
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LibriVox recording of A Mysterious Disappearance by Louis Tracy. Read by Carolin Kaiser. Lady Dyke disappears mysteriously, and barrister and hobby detective Claude Bruce appears to be one of the last persons to have seen her. A short time later a dead body is found in the river, and Bruce follows the trails. Who is Sydney H. Corbett? Why did the Lady's maid disappear shortly after her Lady? And what business did Lady Dyke have at Sloane Square? If Bruce can find the answer to these questions,...
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LibriVox recording of The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble This is the third Dr Nikola book in a series of five written by Guy Boothby. The main character is Gilbert Pennethorne a man whom "Lady luck" has deserted. A number of commercial failures, estrangement from his family, Unsuccessful gold prospecting in Australia and finally having the location of one of the richest undiscovered gold mines in the world stolen from him by a man whom he classifies...
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Oct 15, 2014
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Short stories by a colleague of Jerome K. Jerome, and friend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Barr probably wrote the first parody of Sherlock Holmes (included in this collection). He co-edited "The Idler" with Jerome. Summary and recording by Czechchris For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
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LibriVox recording of The Patrician by John Galsworthy. Read in English by Simon Evers The book revolves around the story of two love affairs. Miltoun (an aspiring politician) proposes to Mrs Audrey Noel, only to find that she is not a widow as everyone supposes, but that her husband is still alive and therefore the match is impossible. Meanwhile, Miltoun’s younger sister Barbara develops an equally unwise romance with the rebellious Courtier. The story of what happens to these ill-matched...
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LibriVox recording of Her Benny, by Silas Hocking. Read by Larraine Paquette. A very heart touching story about two homeless children, a brother and sister, living on the streets of Liverpool, England during Victorian times. (Summary by Larraine Paquette) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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LibriVox recording of Havelok the Dane: A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln by Charles Watts Whistler. Read in English by Tony Foster Troy, Athens, Rome... each has its founding legend. So too does the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world. Havelok the Dane probably derives from a folk-tale, orally passed down before assuming written form - first in Anglo-Norman French, later in Middle English verse (c. 1280-1300). It tells of the rescue of the Danish prince...
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LibriVox recording of Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley. Read in English by Simon Evers Colonel Tempest , his wastrel son Archie and beautiful daughter Diana (Di) are dismayed when they are cut out of the will of old Mr Tempest, Colonel Tempest’s brother. All of the Tempest fortune and estates at Overleigh pass to son John. However, everyone except John knows that he is illegitimate. Colonel Tempest, enraged, agrees in a drunken stupor to a bounty of £10,000 on John’s head although he...
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LibriVox recording of Father Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac. Read by James E. Carson. One of Balzac's most popular works, set around 1815 during the re-ascendancy of the Bourbon kings following the defeat of Napoleon. Said to have been an inspiration to Charles Dickens and Henry James as well as others, the novel seeks to portray the realism of scenes and people. It is also a commentary upon the changing social strata and mores of the day. (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle Vol. 01 by Tobias Smollett. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is a picaresque novel by the Scottish author Tobias Smollett (1721 – 1771), first published in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to...
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LibriVox recording of Irish Impressions by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. “For the Irish Question has never been discussed in England. Men have discussed Home Rule; but those who advocated it most warmly, and as I think wisely, did not even know what the Irish meant by Home. Men have talked about Unionism; but they have never even dared to propose Union. A Unionist ought to mean a man who is not even conscious of the boundary of the two countries; who can walk across the frontier of...
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May 22, 2016
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LibriVox recording of Puck of Pook's Hill (version 2) by Rudyard Kipling. Read in English by Nick Whitley. 'Puck of Pook's Hill' is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy – since it depicts a magical being active and practising his magic in the England of...
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May 19, 2016
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LibriVox recording of Messengers of Evil, by Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Fantômas was introduced a few years after Arsène Lupin, another well-known thief. But whereas Lupin draws the line at murder, Fantômas has no such qualms and is shown as a sociopath who enjoys killing in a sadistic fashion. He is totally ruthless, gives no mercy, and is loyal to none, not even his own children. He is a master of disguise, always appearing under an assumed identity, often...
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LibriVox recording of 'Farewell, Nikola' by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble Farewell Nikola is the fifth and last novel of the Dr Nikola series. We are reacquainted with Richard "Dick" Hatteras, former South Seas adventurer and Roustabout who clashed with Dr Nicola in “A Bid for Fortune". He is now Sir Richard Hatteras and firmly married. He is taking a long sojourn with his wife and companions in Venice, where quite by chance (or is it) he bumps into Dr...
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Feb 23, 2013
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LibriVox recording of The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, by Sax Rohmer. Read by Laineyben. Cavanagh becomes involved in the adventurous search for a precious relic in the mysterious East. (Introduction by Laineyben) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook...
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May 22, 2016
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LibriVox recording of The Children of the New Forest (version 2) by Frederick Marryat. Read in English by Nick Whitley. The Children of the New Forest is a children's novel published in 1847 by Frederick Marryat. It is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn to live off the land. The story...
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Oct 18, 2017
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LibriVox recording of THE MASQUERADER, by KATHERINE CECIL THURSTON. Read by TOM WEISS. The Masquerader is one of two Katherine Cecil Thurston’s books that appeared on the Publisher’s Weekly best-seekers list in 1905 (The other, The Gambler, is also in the Librivox collection). The Masquerader is part mystery, part romance and part political thriller – all tied up in one neat package. Nature has a way of sometimes making two people nearly indistinguishable in appearance. Such is the...
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Oct 3, 2014
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LibriVox recording of The Trial of Callista Blake, by Edgar Pangborn. Read by Roger Melin. In 1959, in the state of New Essex, a witch was on trial. Or so she seemed to many of the jurors who would ultimately decide her fate, and to the people who thronged the crowded courtroom, many of them friends of the murdered woman. On trial for poisoning her former lover's wife, she would--if found guilty--be executed. Callista Blake is nineteen years old at the time of her trial. She has a very slight...
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LibriVox recording of The Regent by Arnold Bennett. Read by Andy Minter. 'The Regent' is, if not a sequel to 'The Card', then a 'Further Adventures of' the eponymous hero of that novel. Denry Machin is now forty-three and begins to feel that he is getting old, that making money and a happy home life are not enough and that he has lost his touch as the entrepreneur and entertainer of the 'Five Towns'. In fact, as he says to himself 'What I want is change - and a lot of it too!'. A chance meeting...
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LibriVox recording of The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' by William Hope Hodgson. Read in English by Jason Mills. Eighteenth-century sailors adrift in a lifeboat encounter strange lands and weird creatures in their search for home. A creepy tale of nautical adventure. - Summary by Jason Mills. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Dec 18, 2018
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LibriVox recording of A Bid For Fortune; Or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble. Guy Newell Boothby (1867 – 1905) was a prolific Australian writer. He moved to London in 1894 and became most well-known for his Dr.Nikola mysteries. This book is the first in a series of five and introduces the good doctor himself. Dr Nikola Is a criminal mastermind with an occult twist and like much fiction of that era this book and the following are more about how others...
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LibriVox recording of Great Expectations (Version 3) by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Mil Nicholson In one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved stories, Philip Pirrip, known as “Pip”, narrates his own journey, from the hindsight of 50 years. Pip grows up with his older sister after losing his parents at a very early age. His sister, a tough unloving woman, rules Pip and her gentle husband Joe with an iron hand. During Pip's 7th year, while playing in the marshes, he is accosted by an...
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LibriVox recording of The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace. Read in English by Anna Simon. The Crimson Circle gang spreads fear by extortion and murder. Its members range from rich, powerful bankers to petty criminals, and none of them know each other. A beautiful young woman named Thalia Drummond appears to be involved in the gang too. But who is the leader of the gang, known only as The Crimson Circle? Chief Inspector Parr is on the case, as well as private detective Derrick Yale. - Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of The Silent Bullet, by Arthur B. Reeve. Read by Elliott Miller. The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the "American Shelock Holmes". Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and...
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Oct 19, 2018
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LibriVox recording of The Shrieking Pit, by Arthur Rees. Read by Kevin Green. The Shrieking Pit is one of Arthur Rees's earlier works, and is a good old fashioned murder mystery story. Grant Colwyn, a private detective, is holidaying in East Anglia when he notices a young man at a nearby table behaving peculiarly. The young man later leaves the hotel without paying his bill, and turns up in a nearby hamlet in the Norfolk marshes where he takes lodgings at the village inn. The next day, another...
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Jan 6, 2010
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Librivox recording of The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The Lair of the White Worm (also known as The Garden of Evil) is a horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, who also wrote Dracula. It is partly based on the legend of the Lambton Worm. The book was published in 1911, the year before Stoker's death, with color illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith. In 1988, it was adapted into a film by Ken Russell. (Summary by Wikipedia) For more free audiobooks, or...
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of a Turkish Bath, by Rita. Read by Darvinia. A group of guests, at an exclusive luxury hotel in Hampshire, are the witnesses of an illustration of occult powers, demonstrated by “the Mystery”, as Mrs. Jefferson named the beautiful stranger who one day appeared in the Turkish Baths of the hotel. The events that follow lead Mrs. Jefferson to question the wisdom of her interest in the occult. (Summary by Bev. J. Stevens) For further information, including...
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Sep 14, 2011
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Librivox recording of The Parenticide Club, by Ambrose Bierce. Read by Peter Yearsley. Includes four stories: My favorite murder -- Oil of Dog -- An Imperfect Conflagration -- The Hypnotist. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . M4B audiobook of Complete Book
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LibriVox Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2. This year is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the second volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry and speeches, previously unrecorded for LibriVox, was catalogued on Dickens' birthday, February 7th 2012. Further volumes will follow during the anniversary year. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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LibriVox recording of Childhood by Leo Tolstoy. (Translated by Charles James Hogarth.) Read in English by Expatriate Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary. It is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by Boyhood and Youth. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian...
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Feb 11, 2014
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LibriVox recording of The Beloved Vagabond by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The vagabond, Paragot, a truly eccentric bohemian and a wandering scholar with a mysterious past, adopts a London street urchin (whom he calls Asticot) by purchasing him from his mother for half a crown. Paragot leads Asticot on various adventures through 19th century Europe, eventually arriving in Paris. Here Paragot’s dark romantic past begins to catch up with him. (Summary by Simon Evers) For...
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May 13, 2017
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LibriVox recording of Bladys of the Stewponey, by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read by Andy Minter. The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould, author of Onward Christian Soldiers and other well-known hymns, are all accurate, or at least as accurate as local lore will allow. Kinver has long been a midlands beauty spot, and the UK National Trust own and open one of the rock-dwellings mentioned. The 'Stewponey' too was an inn until a year or two into the twenty-first...
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LibriVox recording of The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. Read by Bruce Pirie. Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural and small-town England in the mid-1800s. In the original subtitle, Hardy called this the story of "a man of character," and the central character, Michael Henchard, is one of English fiction's greatest creations. Henchard is deeply developed as a realistic...
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LibriVox recording of The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories , by Arnold Bennett. Read by Andy Minter. Twenty-two short stories by Arnold Bennett, mainly set in the 'Five Towns', Bennett's name for the pottery manufacturing towns of the English midlands (Summary by Andy Minter) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Jan 17, 2013
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LibriVox recording of Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Max Carrados is a blind detective who has developed his own remaining senses to a superior level and who has enlisted the superior observations skills of his butler to fill in for any deficiency of his own. His visual deficiency is no obstacle to solving the most difficult cases. As with some better known sleuths, Mr. Carrados' feats amaze, entertain and satisfy. (Summary by Don Jenkins) For further information,...
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Nov 18, 2013
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LibriVox recording of The Mutiny of the Elsinore, by Jack London. Read by Tom Crawford. This is the story of a voyage of a sailing ship from Baltimore to Seattle, east-to-west around Cape Horn in the winter. It is set in 1913 and the glory days of “wooden ships and iron men” are long over. The Elsinore is a four-masted iron sailing vessel carrying a cargo of 5000 tons of coal. She has a “bughouse” crew of misfits and incompetents. This book was published in 1915 and some actions of some...
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Dec 15, 2017
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LibriVox recording of The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith. Read in English by Kevin Green The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror (1893) is a science fiction novel by English writer George Griffith. It was his first published novel and remains his most famous work. It was first published in Pearson's Weekly and was prompted by the success of The Great War of 1892 in Black and White magazine, which was itself inspired by The Battle of Dorking. A lurid mix of Jules...
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Dec 4, 2013
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LibriVox recording of The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor Alresca, who suffers a dreadful injury backstage and Foster tends to him. He thus meets the lead soprano, Rosetta Rosa, and falls hopelessly in love with her. Alresca takes Foster under his wing and they travel to Alresca's home in Bruges. It is clear to...
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Librivox recording of Childhood , by Leo Tolstoy, translated into English by C. J. Hogarth. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/childhood-english-trans-by-leo-tolstoy-translated-by-c-j-hogarth/ Childhood , published in 1852, is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood , and Youth . Published when Tolstoy was twenty-three, the book gained immediate notice among Russian writers including Ivan Turgenev, and...
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LibriVox recording of Brood of the Witch Queen by Sax Rohmer. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins A swan suffers a mysterious death, its neck wrung by apparent supernatural forces. A young woman dies alone in a hospital room, apparently strangled by mysterious means. Sir Michael Ferrara is found strangled in his bedroom with no one else there. Dr. Bruce Cairn and his son Robert are faced with a mystery that involves deeper, darker, more ancient forces than they could have imagined. Who is Sir...
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Jul 21, 2016
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Librivox recording of The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace. Read by J. M. Smallheer. "That a secret society, based upon the lines of similar institutions so notorious on the Continent during the last century, could ever have existed in the London of our day may seem impossible. Such a society, however, not only did exist, but through the instrumentality of a woman of unparalleled capacity and genius, obtained a firm footing. A century ago the Brotherhood of...
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Nov 6, 2017
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LibriVox recording of Doctor Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble Guy Boothby’s character Doctor Antonio Nikola was one of the first great diabolical criminal masterminds. He was a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu and a sometime literary rival to Sherlock Holmes. He was ruthless in his pursuit of his objectives which range from world domination to cheating death. Irrespective of his villainy and moral turpitude he was bound by a self imposed code of chivalry,...
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Aug 13, 2015
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LibriVox recording of The Czar's Spy, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. William Le Queux was a British novelist and prolific writer of mysteries. Indeed, mystery surrounds the author himself as to whether he was a spy or rather just a self-promoter. Regardless of which is true, Le Queux brings us a story of intrigue and espionage that travels across Europe in the true spirit of a good mystery. There are shootings, burglaries, romances, escapes from prisons, and intricate conspiracies that...
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Jul 25, 2014
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LibriVox recording of The Black Star by Johnston McCulley. Read by Roger Melin. The Black Star was a master criminal who took great care to never be identifiable, always wore a mask so nobody knew what he looked like, rarely spoke to keep his voice from being recognized, and the only mark left at the scenes of the crimes which he and his gang committed were small black stars which were tacked as a sign of their presence, and an occasional sarcastic note to signify his presence and...
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Jun 26, 2013
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LibriVox recording of Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story, by Charles Ross Jackson. There have been a series of assaults at the manor house, one sending the mistress of the house insane with fear, another escalating to murder. There are reports of a tread on the stairs and shady figures disappearing from view. The servants blame the supernatural, but Quintus Oakes gets to the bottom of the mystery. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Jul 5, 2011
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LibriVox recording of The Green Rust, by Edgar Wallace. Read by Don W. Jenkins A millionaire is taken suddenly ill, and sensing his mortality, he asks his attorney to do him one last favor—to find and secretly watch over his missing niece, the daughter of his profligate deceased sister. This niece at the appropriate time would become heir to his millions. However, the millionaire is mysteriously murdered, stabbed to death in his sick bed. Oliva Cresswell, the unsuspecting niece, has been a...
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Apr 11, 2011
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LibriVox recording of THE DAWN OF A TO-MORROW, by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT. Read by LINDA ANDRUS. A wealthy London business man takes a room in a poor part of the city. He is depressed and has decided to take his life by going the next day to purchase a hand gun he had seen in a pawnshop window. The morning comes with one of those 'memorable fogs' and the adventure he has in it alters his decisions and ultimately his life. (Summary by Linda Andrus) For further information, including links to...
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Feb 16, 2012
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LibriVox recording of The Stretton Street Affair by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss Hugh Gabriel has recently been repatriated from the war and has rejoined his old firm as an electrical engineer. On the way to visit his uncle one night, he is asked by a servant if he would be willing to meet with his wealthy master who is in some distress. Hugh becomes witness to, and directly involved with, a dastardly murder. Or has he? Who is this mysterious millionaire Oswald De Gex he has been asked...
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May 7, 2014
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LibriVox recording of THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ, by L.Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert Oh My Goodness! What a lot of incredible adventures are packed into this epic. The evil gnome king plots to destroy Oz and enslave it's people; evil creatures from many places are enlisted in this dastardly plan that has every chance of success. Dorothy brings her Aunt and Uncle from Kansas where they have been evicted from the farm, to live in Oz and they are given a tour of parts of Oz that have never been...
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LibriVox recording of The Leavenworth Case (Version 2) by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Kevin Green The Leavenworth Case is a gripping detective novel set in New York, and is one of the first detective fiction novels to be written by a female. Indeed, it was the first novel by Anna Katharine Green who came to be known as 'the mother of the detective novel', and 'The Leavenworth Case' was cited by Agatha Christie as an influence on her own fiction. The story plot twists and turns...
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 022 by Various. Read in English by Pooja DSr; Chiquito Crasto; Matthew Knight; Sarah Alaine Swart; Pam Castille; simpleinsomnia; ACBowgus; Andy Sames; Garth Burton; MutteringsofMe A collection of nineteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to...
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Nov 2, 2018
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LibriVox recording of In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a...
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LibriVox recording of I Was A Teen-Age Secret Weapon, by Richard Sabia. Read by Phil Chenevert Poor Dolliver Wims is a terribly misunderstood teen age boy from the backwoods. Is he mean or evil? Quite the opposite: He does nothing wrong, hurts no one and wants only to be liked and to help, yet he seems to be blamed for every accident that ever happens to anyone in the University research facility where he 'works' as a porter. Why does disaster seem to swirl around him like a tornado whips...
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Oct 12, 2016
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LibriVox recording of The Talleyrand Maxim by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Kevin Green John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the...
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Mar 31, 2016
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LibriVox recording of The Broad Highway by John Jeffery Farnol. Read in English by John Lieder; Lynne Thompson; Kathrine Engan; Arlene Joyce; Ellen Preckel; Ric F; Laurie Anne Walden Our hero, Peter Vibart, an Oxford graduate with no means of support but for 10 guineas he has inherited, sets out on a walking tour of the Kent countryside. Along the way, he meets many quaint and adoring characters as well as a few ne’er-do-wells, meets with several disasters and triumphs, and eventually he...
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LibriVox recording of Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac. (Translated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley.) Read in English by Bruce Pirie Eugénie Grandet , first published in 1833, is one of Honoré de Balzac's finest novels, and one of the first works in what would become his large novel series titled La Comédie Humaine. Set in a provincial town in post-Revolutionary France, the story deals with money, avarice, love, and obsession. A wealthy old miser must manage the passion of his innocent...
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LibriVox recording of Farewell, by Honoré de Balzac. Read by Martin Geeson. In his startling and tragic novella Farewell (‘Adieu’), Balzac adds to the 19th century’s literature of the hysterical woman: sequestered, confined in her madness; mute, or eerily chanting in her moated grange. The first Mrs Rochester lurks in the wings; the Lady of Shalott waits for the shadowy reflection of the world outside to shatter her illusion. Freud’s earliest patients will soon enter the waiting-room...
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Nov 21, 2014
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LibriVox recording of Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells. Read in English by Roger Melin Imagine, if you will, a murder committed in a sealed room. A room which has been sealed from the inside, that is, with no possible means of exit, excepting a dangerous plunge through a window into a deep, foreboding lake with swirling eddies and rocks abound. Add to that image a wreath of flowers around the head and across the chest of the victim, a crucifix, an orange, a feather scarf tucked in here and...
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Mr. Lester, an attorney who likes to investigate mysteries, and his friend Godfrey a crime reporter are caught up in a strange case that takes them to a large estate in the country where at midnight they witness a mysterious "falling star" that appears to burst into a shower of sparks over two white robed figures standing in the air. There is a young lady in a flowing white dress and many more twists and complications before the mystery is solved. (Summary by Don W. Jenkins) Narrated...
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LibriVox recording of The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford. Read in English by Roger Melin A stranger appears in the middle of the night at Heath Hover while John Seward Mervyn is tending the modest location in a wooded area near a pond. Legends abound regarding Heath Hover; legends such as one's inability to spend a full night at the Heath on certain nights of the year, and that the place was quite simply.... haunted. These were legends which Mervyn has set out to disprove. He would,...
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Librivox recording of the Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Edith Oenone Somerville and Martin Ross. Read by Andy Minter. This is the first of three novels which Edith Somerville and her cousin Violet Martin wrote about the English Major Sinclair Yates who leaves the army to take up a position of Resident Magistrate in the West of Ireland in about 1895. The tales tell in a humorous way of his struggles with a new job, new culture, and with his landlord and neighbour Mr. ‘Flurry’ Knox...
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